Aldea 'Dee' Sabo, 85, left this life unexpectedly Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, to join her heavenly Father, family and friends in heaven. She was preceded in death by husband, Andy Sabo; father, Edmund F. Gobatti; mother, Sarah T. Gobatti; step-mother, Fleeta Gobatti; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Paul Monchak; mother-in-law, Anna Sabo; and brother-in-law, John Hollberg. Left to cherish her memory are children, Sally (Pat) Mara, Andy (Jamie) Sabo Jr., Barbara (Bob) Hann; grandchildren, Tammy (Dustin) Cappellucci, Jeff (Kate) Mara; great-grandchildren, Isabella Cappellucci and Ivy Mara; sister, Regina Hollberg; nephews, Leo Hollberg, John (Diane) Hollberg, Kurt (Judy) Hollberg, along with her four legged 'life saver,' Samson, who never left her side. She was born Oct. 11, 1929, to Edmund F. and Sarah Gobatti and graduated from Centennial high school in 1947. Aldea worked at the Civil Defense Agency before attending florist school and opening Dee's Flowers with Andy in 1966. She poured her heart and soul into the flower shop for 37 years; loving and caring for her employees and customers. Her loyal employees were like family to her and called her 'Ma.' She was a president and governor of Pilot Club International and always enjoyed her 'Struttin' Our Stuff' Red Hats group. Aldea enjoyed spending time with her family and loved seeing her great grandchildren swimming and giggling. A celebration of her life and memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at St. Mary's, 307 E. Mesa Ave. In lieu of food, please make donations to PAWS, The Pueblo Zoo or Wet Mountain Wildlife Rescue through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Sally, I am so sorry fir your loss. Your mom was a beautiful and delightful woman. God bless your family. Maribeth (Geonetta) Peters and Joe

  2. Sally, I am so sorry fir your loss. Your mom was a beautiful and delightful woman. God bless your family. Maribeth (Geonetta) Peters and Joe

  3. Thank you all for your kind words! I also have fond memories of being neighbors! Late nights on the trampoline laughing til Dad bellowed and everyone ran home! Mom letting us girls sneak out and you and your buddies out waiting for us! All good times. Oxford/Stanford won’t see those times ever again!
    Thanks again for your thoughts!

  4. Thank you all for your kind words! I also have fond memories of being neighbors! Late nights on the trampoline laughing til Dad bellowed and everyone ran home! Mom letting us girls sneak out and you and your buddies out waiting for us! All good times. Oxford/Stanford won’t see those times ever again!
    Thanks again for your thoughts!

  5. Sally, Tink and Barb,

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I have so many great memories being neighbors. My fondest was delivering flowers for your parents. There generosity and kindness Is so appreciated to this day.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Gods blessings and peace.

    Dave, Rose, Debbie and Craig

  6. Sally, Tink and Barb,

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I have so many great memories being neighbors. My fondest was delivering flowers for your parents. There generosity and kindness Is so appreciated to this day.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Gods blessings and peace.

    Dave, Rose, Debbie and Craig

  7. What a wonderful lady! I was very sad to hear of Ma’s passing. I worked for her and Andy for 6 years thru high school and college. We were definately “Family”. God Bless her and her family and may she rest in peace!

  8. What a wonderful lady! I was very sad to hear of Ma’s passing. I worked for her and Andy for 6 years thru high school and college. We were definately “Family”. God Bless her and her family and may she rest in peace!

  9. Sally I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. If there is anything I can do please let me know. God Bless.

  10. Sally I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. If there is anything I can do please let me know. God Bless.

  11. Dee was like family to all of us. She took such good care of the Millers.
    Our prayers are with her family. She will be greatly missed.
    Doug and Sandy Miller

  12. Dee was like family to all of us. She took such good care of the Millers.
    Our prayers are with her family. She will be greatly missed.
    Doug and Sandy Miller

  13. Sally, I am so sorry. I will always remember stopping by at the old Dee’s Flowers in Sunset Plaza. Your mother had the best smile. May she rest in peace. Mary Ann

  14. Sally, I am so sorry. I will always remember stopping by at the old Dee’s Flowers in Sunset Plaza. Your mother had the best smile. May she rest in peace. Mary Ann

  15. Sally,I send my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. It is so hard to loose a parent but it sounded like your mom had such a full and rewarding life. Your memories of your mom will stay in your heart and hopefully let you get through this difficult time a little easier. Love to you and yours…Sharon Cleveland Nelson

  16. Sally,I send my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. It is so hard to loose a parent but it sounded like your mom had such a full and rewarding life. Your memories of your mom will stay in your heart and hopefully let you get through this difficult time a little easier. Love to you and yours…Sharon Cleveland Nelson

  17. Barbara and family. I will always have fond memories and the fun times spent in the backyard jumping on the trampoline on Oxford. It was really nice to have lived on the same street and knowing your family. I will always remember going to Dee’s flowers to get a gift and saying hello to “Mr. Sabo” and “Mrs. Sabo” as I always called them. They were great people, you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Ted and Kelly Vinci

  18. Barbara and family. I will always have fond memories and the fun times spent in the backyard jumping on the trampoline on Oxford. It was really nice to have lived on the same street and knowing your family. I will always remember going to Dee’s flowers to get a gift and saying hello to “Mr. Sabo” and “Mrs. Sabo” as I always called them. They were great people, you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Ted and Kelly Vinci

  19. Sally and Pat Mara,family and friends, We are very sad to learn of your Mother’s passing. Please accept our sincere and deepest sympathy. May God’s blessings and comfort be with you and your entire family during this difficult time.

  20. Sally and Pat Mara,family and friends, We are very sad to learn of your Mother’s passing. Please accept our sincere and deepest sympathy. May God’s blessings and comfort be with you and your entire family during this difficult time.

  21. Dee, was a wonderful and caring person. Have thought of her many times over the years. I did work for her and Andy. My sympathy’s to all the family.

  22. Dee, was a wonderful and caring person. Have thought of her many times over the years. I did work for her and Andy. My sympathy’s to all the family.

  23. What a great woman! I remember hanging out at Dee’s in the early days. she was always so warm and full of life and i loved her laugh. i know she will be missed and please know, Sally, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Buddy

  24. What a great woman! I remember hanging out at Dee’s in the early days. she was always so warm and full of life and i loved her laugh. i know she will be missed and please know, Sally, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Buddy

  25. What a wonderful and vibrant woman she was! She always made me feel welcomed and loved. She leaves a big empty space in her world. God bless and comfort all her family and friends.

  26. What a wonderful and vibrant woman she was! She always made me feel welcomed and loved. She leaves a big empty space in her world. God bless and comfort all her family and friends.

  27. I was so shocked when I read about Dee. Just saw her at Blue Men. She was one wonderful lady who was liked by all. She was a beautiful florist and loved what she did. I will miss seeing her out and about with Sally. My sincere love and sympathy to all of her family. Love from Midge

  28. I was so shocked when I read about Dee. Just saw her at Blue Men. She was one wonderful lady who was liked by all. She was a beautiful florist and loved what she did. I will miss seeing her out and about with Sally. My sincere love and sympathy to all of her family. Love from Midge

  29. So sorry, will be missed by all that knew her. She was great lady and great friend to me. First time I met her I was 16 dropping off plants for JimCo, our friendship grew from there. Rest in peace Ma Mike

  30. So sorry, will be missed by all that knew her. She was great lady and great friend to me. First time I met her I was 16 dropping off plants for JimCo, our friendship grew from there. Rest in peace Ma Mike

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